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ADOT spreading dust storm awareness with ‘haboob haikus’

PHOENIX — Do you have a penchant for poetry? The Arizona Department of Transportation has a challenge for you.

Monsoon season starts June 15 in Arizona, and for the third year in a row, ADOT has “dusted off” its Haboob Haiku Challenge.

As part of the “Pull Aside, Stay Alive” campaign, ADOT is asking for residents to submit haboob-themed haiku poems that focus on staying safe in potentially dangerous dust storms.

Anyone can send their haboob haikus to ADOT via Twitter using the hashtag #HaboobHaiku. Haikus can also be submitted through ADOT’s Facebook page and the ADOT Blog.

The haiku poem originated in Japan and consists of three lines of five, seven and five syllables, respectively.